Susan G. Komen Representative to Speak & FMH Providing Digital Mammography in Carmi - Saturday, November 17
Fairfield Memorial Hospital is excited to announce that Sally Britt, Community Outreach Coordinator with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Evansville Tri-State Affiliate, will be providing an educational talk at the Senior Center on Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m. The talk is open to anyone wishing to learn more about breast health, mammography, cancer prevention, and the Susan G. Komen mission to bring an end to breast cancer are encouraged to attend. The talk is open to all community members, not just seniors.
In addition to the presentation by Susan G. Komen representatives, Fairfield Memorial Hospital will again be taking their Digital Mammography Truck to Carmi for a Mobile Mammography Event that Saturday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The truck will be set up on the White County Senior Citizens Center Parking Lot at 113 S. Walnut St. in Carmi. Those wishing to have a mammogram on November 17 are encouraged to call Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department for an appointment as times are filling up quickly. Simply call 618-847-8249 to set up your appointment time.
Screening mammograms only take about 15 minutes to perform. Patients who do not have any detectable problems or tissue changes at this time only need the following information when they come to register: name, birth date, insurance card, and the name of the doctor who they wish the report be sent. Patients who are under the age of 40 will need a physician order. In addition, those who have had a mammogram within less than one year or are having problems or tissue changes should secure a physician order.
Free Mammograms Available
Those without insurance or those with a very high deductable may apply for a FREE mammogram. FMH was awarded 40 free digital mammograms through the Susan G. Komen Evansville Tri-State’s Community Pink Ribbon Grant. Simply contact Fairfield Memorial Hospital Digital Mammography for more information at 618-847-8249 or you may apply for the free mammogram at the event.
Fairfield Memorial Hospital believes that good quality screening mammography does save lives. Mammography is an integral part of preventative medicine for women and that is why Fairfield Memorial Hospital is reaching out to surrounding communities and offering the most advanced mammography system, digital mammography.